Saturday, December 22, 2012

2 Quotes, 1 visual #12

      This past All Hallows, I was lucky enough to win a set of Varla Venturas' Colections.  The first book is 'The Book of the Bizarre: Freaky Facts & Strange Stories'.  It is a collection trivia buffs would be most interested in having on their shelves.  Here, let the quotes & visual speak for themselves.  They brought a smile to my face :)

Quote #1: "Lacking ladylike poison, Lizzie (Borden) did what every over-civilized, understated Wasp is entirely capable of doing once we finally admit we're mad as hell and aren't going to take it anymore: She went from Anglo to Saxon in a trice." ....Florence King     (page 129, paragraph 2)

Quote #2: "The Hinemoa's faithful crew knew why the ship was cursed.  They claimed that deadly forces entered the ship when it was being built and were stored up in the vessel's "heart".  How did these forces arrive and in what form?  The first ballast--heavy material used to give the ship stability--was gravel from a London graveyard.:"   (page 278, paragraph 4)

One Visual:  "American children's author Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952), who wrote many a tender kitty-and-bunny tale, including 'Goodnight Moon' and 'The Bunny's Birthday', loved to hunt rabbits.  She collected their severed feet as trophies."  (page 165,  paragraph 1)

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